Vesna Trobec (b. Ljubljana, Slovenia) has learned that to create the best architecture she has to stay deeply engaged with it through a combination of research, teaching, and art practice. She established STUDIO TROBEC to create a working environment for these processes to feed into an architecture for clients looking for inspired, healthy, sustainable, socially responsible, and delightful, architectural work.

Vesna has worked on architectural projects in rural & urban Australia, Canada, Taiwan, the USA, and Japan.

Her experience spans residential houses, apartments, urban masterplans, cultural buildings, education buildings, medical buildings (including specifically for maternity purposes), public artworks, commercial offices, and playground interventions.

For her, architecture has the potential to engage people more deeply with their public and private worlds.

Vesna has been commissioned to exhibit her art and architecture practice nationally, received a World Community Architecture Award for a collaborative project in Papua New Guinea, investigated public spaces in New York on the Byera Hadley Traveling Scholarship, was nominated on two consecutive years for the NSW Graduate Design Medal, received the Ethel M Chettle Prize in Architecture, as well as numerous other design awards and scholarships.

Below are people who have collaborated with STUDIO TROBEC on the designs of projects past and present.



Stephanie Gotis-Graham takes delight in composing wonderfully rich, tactile and light-filled environments that aim to enhance peoples lives. She is an Architecture graduate from the University of Sydney.



Candace C-Ching Lee is currently studying her last year of Bachelor of Architecture Studies at the University of New South Wales.

She likes to keep things in simple forms. The detailing has always been her primary concern.

She believes that  “Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” – Anotonie de Saint Expert.Also, she loves art and abstract photography. The meaning behind each piece is the most important elements when she feels the appreciation for art.



Lars Nielsen adheres to the design principles of form and function, producing economic designs that meet the client’s expectations. Through liaising with clients, councils, builders, certifiers, engineers and other relevant authorities, Lars develops and produces all the documentation necessary to facilitate building approval.

Lars completed a Certificate Three in Detail Drafting in 2011 and a Diploma of Architectural Technology in 2013. He has worked for a number of firms including Above Board Design, Tregarthen Services, and Aldo Virtich Design (where he currently also works). He has now brought his skills into the STUDIO TROBEC office to collaborate directly with Vesna Trobec on various upcoming projects. He has worked on residential and commercial building projects to produce Architectural and structural drawings.



Min Dark has over 15 years of experience in the profession at very highly regarded design firms in Sydney on award winning architecture.




Michelle Valderrama is currently studying a Bachelor of Design in Architecture at the University of Technology, Sydney. Previously, she had started a degree in Business at the University of New South Wales.

She has developed a particular interest in the potential for architecture to improve the nature of the built environment by responding and adapting to its context. For her, well- considered design creates safer, healthier spaces for people to live. Needless to say, she is a keen designer who likes to make things physical, virtual, and/or edible.



Roya Richmond spent her upbringing in Coffs Harbour; she is now an aspiring architect studying her masters at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Roya is a graphics enthusiast with a flair for composition and curating physical materials. Her design process is driven phenomenologically: she creates pleasant spaces to interact with.



Bronia Iwanczak‘s (Visual Artist/Collaborator on public works) mixed media practice encompasses film, photography, artist books, and sculptural installation.With a diverse background that straddles the disciplines of Design, Visual Arts and Exhibition Curation, her interests lie at the intersection of narrative explorations of contested histories in relation to the built and natural environment.
For the last 20 years she has exhibited nationally and internationally, and has been the recipient of grants including both the Australia Council’s residency programs for Los Angeles and New York. More recently she has engaged in residencies in France and India. Her work is held in a number of national and international collections which include Artbank, the Samstag collection, the Tate Gallery Library and the Penelope Seidler collection.

Bronia’s website & portfolio here

STUDIO TROBEC works with a network of draftspeople, artists, engineers, builders, landscape & interior designers, and other specialists, to complete high quality projects.